Our general manager, Claire Mason, was recently quizzed by Topic UK as part of the ‘Out of Office’ interview series.

In case you missed the original article, you can catch up below…

You arrive home on Friday night after a busy week. What’s the first thing you do?

Firstly, I collect my youngest, Roman from crèche, then I head home, change into my PJs, and decide what to prepare for a fun, Friday tea.

It’s time for the weekend. What are we most likely to find you doing, and where?

When the weather behaves, I like to spend as much time as possible in the garden — pottering about, playing with the children, or soaking up the rays.

Failing this, you’ll usually find me cracking on with the housework and getting the piles of washing and ironing out of the way in time for a Sunday chill.

Saturday night arrives. What’s your idea of the perfect way to spend it?

Tucking into some good food with even better company and maybe even indulging in a nice bottle of red!

It’s Sunday already. What tasks are usually on your ‘to-do’ list?

Sundays, at the moment, are all about food. I like to cook an extravagant roast dinner for the family, or even attempt a new recipe. After pudding, we like to get outside for an adventure somewhere in Yorkshire we’ve never visited before — next on the list is Temple Newsam.

Work again tomorrow. Do you get the Sunday blues or look forward to getting back – and why? Working at Waterguard, I’ve never had a day where I’ve dreaded going into the office. I love that no two days are the same and I am able to speak to people from all over the country, and from all walks of life.

The weekend’s almost over. What’s the last thing you do before you hit the hay ahead of another week?

Pamper time! I get the kids off to bed, run a hot bath, put a face mask on, and relax. Being a single parent with a full-time job in a demanding industry, I think it’s important to make time for myself to ensure I can be the best for my family.